Did you know your “clean-looking”, upholstered furniture is deceiving you?

Even after you’ve vacuumed cushions, backs and inside every crease, your furniture’s upholstery fibers are still harboring smelly, dirty lurkers that love nothing more than for you to simply vacuum once a week. That way, these toxic microorganisms can remain embedded in fabric fibers and continue pursuing their primary goal in life–to make your and your family suffer illnesses caused by unclean upholstery.

Who are These Upholstery Lurkers and Why Should You Care?

Your furniture is constantly exposed to skin oils, dirty clothes, airborne contaminants, spills that seep down into the spring area and, of course, lounging pets and rambunctious kids. Since organic matter is the primary food source of bacteria, allowing upholstery lurkers to live in your furniture’s fabric invites a variety of illnesses, such as chronic respiratory infections, dermatitis, mold/mildew-related sicknesses and even possible parasitical infections.

If you could use a microscope to inspect your furniture, this is what you would find:

  • Biocontaminants

  • Volatile organic compounds

  • Dust mites

  • Food particles (rotting food and milk)

  • Pet dander/feces

  • Allergens (pollen, dust, fungal spores, shedded insect skins)

  • Cigarette smoke chemicals

You Can’t Purge Your Furniture of Toxic Lurkers by Simple Vacuuming

Stains, smells and bacteria colonies resist simple vacuuming. Moreover, spraying upholstery refresher on furniture only masks the odors–it doesn’t get rid of them permanently. Pet stains are probably the worst type of stain to eliminate because of the acidic composition of animal urine and vomit. Neglecting to have pet stains professionally removed allows them to become alkaline, which means you could end up with bleached-white spots on your furniture

What about Furniture Upholstery Cleaners?

You might as well just lay a bed sheet over your dirty furniture if you use over-the-counter furniture cleaning products because that’s all those “cleaning” products accomplish–masking odors for a few hours. Once odor molecules start penetrating the sheet, you are right back where you started–with dirty, smelly, unhealthy furniture

Got Allergies? Blame Your Furniture

If you suffer from itchy eyes, sneezing and congestion, the culprit may be what you are sitting on–your furniture! Allergens such as mold spores, dust mites, and pet dander love to nestle in upholstery fibers, where they live happily unaffected by vacuuming and OTC cleaners. Allergens can especially bother children because they have immature immune systems that are sensitive to allergens.

Clear the Air in Your Home

Remember, vacuuming your furniture may only remove a small amount of surface debris but none of the lurkers hiding deep inside your furniture’s upholstery. Also, each time you sit down on your furniture, clouds of invisible lurkers erupt into the air, where they disperse, settle back on the furniture or get inhaled by those in the room.

Destroy Furniture Lurkers Hazardous to Your Health with Professional Furniture Cleaning Solutions

Extend the life of your upholstered furniture, improve your family’s health and keep your home smelling fresh and clean by having Dioggs Carpet Care and Restoration Service eliminate illness-causing microoorganisms, stains and odors with industry-specific cleaning solutions and state-of-the-art equipment. It’s the only way you can be sure those dirty furniture upholstery “lurkers” are no longer infecting your furniture. Contact Doiggs today and talk with a specialist to learn more.